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#173 - How Beachbody Makes Money, 75 Hard Explained, & Brainstorming "HackerNews for X"

My First Million

April 21, 2021

61 minutes

Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) dive deep into 75 Hard: what it is, who's behind it, and why it's so successful. From there they talk about a similar business: Beachbody. Beachbody does over $1B in sales, but the way they generate their profits will surprise you. The guys also brainstorm on "HackerNews for X" ideas and how to pull them off. Towards the end, Sam challenges Shaan on why he's running so many businesses and not focusing on just one.


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Show notes:

* (2:00) Talking pod growth

* (8:20) Shaan's funny story from college

* (13:12) "HackerNews for X"

* (30:12) What is 75 Hard?

* (35:30) How Beachbody became a $1B behemoth

* (52:04) Sam challenges Shaan on doing many businesses instead of focusing

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